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Chest injury, difficulty breathing, back pain. Symptoms cause of worry?

Today during basketball practice a teammate and I were sprinting and went head on with each other. Although we did hit heads, that didn t effect me much, but her shoulder hit my chest very hard. At first it was hard to breathe, now it s about 2 hours later and breathing is easier, but my chest, mainly my back, hurts really bad. Is this something serious or will I just be sore?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Although it looks like just a sore but for safety purpose,you must get an x- ray done to rule out any fracture.
Take ibuprofen 400 mg three times a day and avoid lifting any heavy weight for few days.
If it is not a fracture then you should be allright in next 4 to 5 days.
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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